The Root Cause

Many healthcare providers ask and answer questions about your symptoms in order to diagnose and treat your condition with medication. At Optimal Health and Wellness, Julie goes deeper. She searches for where your body systems may be breaking down to allow the condition to exist. Then, she treats you – not just your disease – to give you optimal symptom relief and system restoration.

Julie practices what is known as Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine addresses dysfunctions in your body’s processes that can cause symptoms today and lead to chronic conditions over time. Essentially, she wants to help you feel better by helping your body function better.

Each patient is a unique and complex set of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that set the stage for either good health or disease development. People with similar symptoms or conditions still have different stories, and therefore can require different treatments. That’s why Julie gets down to the root cause – she spends time with you, listens to your story, gathers a thorough history, and recommends appropriate diagnostic testing to get to the core of how your body is functioning.

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The Basic Principles of Functional Medicine are:

  • the biochemical individuality of each patient;
  • a patient-centered approach to treatment;
  • the search for a dynamic balance among internal and external factors;
  • the interconnection of bodily workings;
  • health as a positive vitality, not just the absence of disease; and
  • the promotion of organ reserve as a way to enhance health.

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The information provided on this website is strictly informational and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical conditions or disease. It is also not intended to replace the care of your primary care physician and/or speciality physicians. Julie Kneese Long, NP, desires to work in collaboration with other practitioners/physicians in order to achieve optimal wellness for all of her patients. In order to do this, it is required to continue your care with your other physicians in order to be under the care of Julie Kneese Long, NP. Information regarding services, testing, hormones, and neutraceuticals made by Julie Kneese Long, NP, may have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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